Google Lens replaced the usual “reverse image search” capability in the Chrome desktop browser just two months ago. It’s already receiving a nice makeover! Google Lens now has its own sidebar in Chrome, rather than opening in a new tab.
Google Lens is best described as a search engine for the actual world at its core. It uses artificial intelligence to recognize text and objects within photographs and in a live view from your phone’s camera, allowing you to learn about and interact with them in a variety of ways.
How to use Google Lens on Chrome?
1st step –
Chrome Google Lens can provide you with extra information about any image you find on the internet.
Step two –
Let’s imagine you’ve seen a dress you like and want to know where you can get it. Similar photos, as well as the location or links where the image has been used on the internet, will be delivered by Google Lens.
3rd step –
Make Google your default search engine before you start searching images with Google Lens in Chrome.
4th Step –
Download the most recent Google Search app.
5th Step –
Now, in Google Chrome, open a page and right-click on an image.
6th step –
In the menu, you have to select “Search image with Google Lens.” This will appear on your screen on the right.
What is the new way to use Google Lens on Chrome?
Google has been striving to better integrate Google Lens’ visual search features into its browser, allowing for new types of searches that can detect what you see rather than merely search for words you write. Google is introducing a new way to use Google Lens on the desktop today. You’ll be able to use Lens on the same page in your Chrome browser to do things like translate an image’s text, discover an object in an image by searching the image, and retrieve the source from an image instead of visiting a new tab to run a search.
Google had previously offered Lens features in picture searches and Google Photos on the web, but its entire offering was only available on mobile devices.
Google also launched Lens-powered multi-search capabilities on mobile in April, allowing users to search using both text and images, indicating the company’s larger plans to spend more on Lens technology to make searches feel more natural.
The company had previously stated that Google would be integrated with Chrome on the desktop in the “coming months.”
How will this new Chrome Google Lens update help its users?
Users of the Chrome browser on the desktop will be able to right-click on any image on a web page and select the new menu item “Search image with Google Lens” as a result of this upgrade. This is the same option where you may save, copy, or open the image in a new tab today.
This will open a new panel on the side of the web page with a list of search results and further information about the photo. You can then select to find the image source by clicking a button, which will show you other web pages that use the same image. You may also utilize Lens to assist you to identify what’s in the photo or translate words in the image.
In other words, instead of requiring you to start a new query regarding the image from Google’s Image search or by entering in a regular text-based search on Google.com, it presents a means to utilize the image as the beginning point for a new search from the webpage you’re on.
The feature is similar to one seen in Microsoft Edge, the company’s newest web browser, which allows users to execute a reverse image search in a sidebar without leaving their current tab. Bing, on the other hand, is in charge of the searches.
The new tool will be available to all Chrome users starting today, according to Google, and is part of the company’s bigger aim to help people search in more intuitive ways.
It will now open as a side panel in desktop Chrome
“Search image with Google Lens” will launch a side panel instead of a new tab when you right-click on an image. In reality, touching the icon in-between Extensions and your profile picture will hide it, just like the existing side panel for Bookmarks and your Reading List. The main window will adjust to the new size.
The image takes up the majority of the panel, comparable to the full-screen experience (lens.google.com/search). As a replacement for the right-click menu removal, “Find image source” appears above to access Google Images Search results, while you can switch between Search, Text, and Translate below.
For a mobile-like UI, the results appear beneath that. By clicking in the top-right corner, you can force Google Lens to reopen in a new tab. When you run Google without a specific image in mind (Search Images with Google Lens) and manually draw a box around what you wish to locate, this side panel appears.
Except if you’re using Lens for visual look-up, all of this provides for a less intrusive experience. Otherwise, the compact UI is ineffective for the Text and Translate filters, because the source image is too small to be selected and you must switch to fullscreen.
This functionality is now available to all Chrome users as part of our larger commitment to making searching images and accessing information more natural and intuitive.